Beyond workers’ compensation: Men’s mental health in and out of work

Oliffe, John L. and Han, Christina S.E. (2014) Beyond workers’ compensation: Men’s mental health in and out of work. American Journal of Mens Health, 8 1: 45-53. doi:10.1177/1557988313490786

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Author Oliffe, John L.
Han, Christina S.E.
Title Beyond workers’ compensation: Men’s mental health in and out of work
Journal name American Journal of Mens Health   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1557-9883
Publication date 2014-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/1557988313490786
Open Access Status
Volume 8
Issue 1
Start page 45
End page 53
Total pages 9
Place of publication Thousand Oaks, CA United States
Publisher Sage Publications, Inc.
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The mental health of men is an important issue with significant direct and indirect costs emerging from work-related depression and suicide. Although the merits of men's community-based and workplace mental health promotion initiatives have been endorsed, few programs are mandated or formally evaluated and reported on. Conspicuously absent also are gender analyses detailing connections between masculinities and men's work-related depression and suicide on which to build men-centered mental health promotion programs. This article provides an overview of four interconnected issues, (a) masculinities and men's health, (b) men and work, (c) men's work-related depression and suicide, and (d) men's mental health promotion, in the context of men's diverse relationships to work (including job insecurity and unemployment). Based on the review, recommendations are made for advancing the well-being of men who are in as well as of those out of work
Keyword Depression
Gender socialization
Hegemonic masculinity
Work related health
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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